plural noun
El·​ae·​ag·​na·​ce·​ae | \ ˌelēˌagˈnāsēˌē \

Definition of Elaeagnaceae

: a family of trees or shrubs (order Myrtales) having silvery, scurfy, or stellate-pubescent foliage, small perfect or dioecious flowers, and baccate fruit

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Other Words from Elaeagnaceae

elaeagnaceous \ ¦elē¦ag¦nāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Elaeagnaceae

New Latin, from Elaeagnus, type genus + -aceae

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“Elaeagnaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elaeagnaceae. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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